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Lester Shy
May 1, 2002

Do The Brown Nose

Are there any good instrumental, guitar-heavy country bands? I really love the sound of wanky, virtuosic country guitar, but I can't stand modern country vocals/songwriting.

Brad Paisley's album Play is close to what I'm looking for, but unfortunately most of his other stuff doesn't really sound like this.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yddYyKtO6rA

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HenryJLittlefinger
Jan 31, 2010

stomp clap


Cher Atkins is necessary listening. Also try some Duane Eddy, Buck Owens, and other Bakersville type stuff. I can't say I've heard of any exclusively instrumental country artists, but it's more common in the rockabilly side of the genre.

Oh and Jerry Reed is awesome but rarely instrumental. But you should listen to Jerry Reed regardless.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ni8KBhnebwE

HenryJLittlefinger fucked around with this message at Oct 4, 2017 around 18:17

Peetown Manning
Jan 21, 2017


Haha if you don't mind religious undertones, but you need long twangy jams, I like The Campbell Brothers. Its all on Youtube...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q41UGLlUg8U

Ten minute pedal steel solos basically every song. Not quite in the realm of Brad Paisley...

Bonzo
Mar 11, 2004



Fun Shoe


I'm a huge Buck Owens fan. The magic of his early stuff is Don Rich, who sadly passed away in 1974.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SA2N7XbaG4I

The Buckaroos did an entire album of instrumentals and it is worth tracking down. Also look up a song called Buckaroo which is the intro they are playing here

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lg6x8fG2aIc

HenryJLittlefinger
Jan 31, 2010

stomp clap


Every now and then I'll pick up a guitar and play a little bit of Buckaroo. It's funny because anybody within earshot will turn around and say "What's that song??" One of those ear worms that everyone recognizes but most people don't know the source of.

Peetown Manning
Jan 21, 2017


It reminds me a lot of 'I Feel Fine' by the Beatles. Obviously the crossover occured directly with the cover of 'Act Naturally.' I've always been enamored by that small period in the mid-Sixties where pop and rock guitarists took as many cues from country as they did blues. Using chords and double stops to solo, only sparingly reverting to single note lines.

Bonzo
Mar 11, 2004



Fun Shoe

Peetown Manning posted:

It reminds me a lot of 'I Feel Fine' by the Beatles. Obviously the crossover occured directly with the cover of 'Act Naturally.' I've always been enamored by that small period in the mid-Sixties where pop and rock guitarists took as many cues from country as they did blues. Using chords and double stops to solo, only sparingly reverting to single note lines.

And then Ray Charles comes along and starts recording songs by Eddie Arnold, George Jones and Buck Owens.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VJPwfkosk60


There was a recent Carter Family documentary that mentioned how Mother Maybelle wanted to record a cover of One Toke Over The Line until they told her what it actually meant.

Nomad42
Oct 6, 2017


I love all the stuff you guys are posting in this thread, so I figured I'd give you some of my favorites of the newer stuff. If any of this has been posted, I apologize. I'm brand new to the forum and learning the ropes!

This band, Hellbound Glory, has some serious attitude that I like blended in with that classic sound.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=--_qS3eNk2s

And this guy, The White Buffalo, is someone I'm seeing in Philly in December. He released a new album today and it's really good.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=joAW2iw_m50

El Miguel
Oct 30, 2003


Nomad42 posted:



This band, Hellbound Glory, has some serious attitude that I like blended in with that classic sound.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=--_qS3eNk2s


Fabulous band - I am very much looking forward to their new record. Also check out The eXcavators - it's Leroy on guitar/drum/vox and another gent on slide, recorded in someone's living room. Very good.

HenryJLittlefinger
Jan 31, 2010

stomp clap


White Buffalo is awesome and he is just as large in person as his voice suggests.

Coohoolin
Aug 5, 2012

Oor Coohoolie.


Chris Thile has a new album coming out and I'm very excited.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NX3wy3MPmco

AmericanGeeksta
Jun 18, 2011


HenryJLittlefinger posted:

White Buffalo is awesome and he is just as large in person as his voice suggests.

I discovered White Buffalo through Sons of Anarchy and I was so happy when I saw photos. He's basically exactly what I pictured in my head.

eighty-four merc
Dec 22, 2010


Anyone have any recommendations along lines of Margo Price, Nikki Lane or Elizabeth Cook?

Mayor Dave
Feb 20, 2009


Against such abominations, we organize our defenses on the principle that one strong and able mind can shield the many.


Lindi Ortega is another artist in that vein.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FDfdIoV745g

She's currently trying to Kickstart her next album, too.

KICK BAMA KICK
Mar 2, 2009

Schools are exactly designed to keep dudes from becoming kings.


Not really relevant to anything but I gotta say "One of These Days" is both one of my favorite DBT songs and the biggest example of why I'm glad they learned to mix guitars better after their first two albums. The second verse is nearly inaudible.

Burning Rain
Jul 17, 2006

What's happening?!?!


Been into Joana Serrat (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kEzjgjoCR6k), Holly Macve (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wHjsiJKbD2o) and Adia Victoria (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V1c_lXikoDI) lately

BeastOfExmoor
Aug 19, 2003
"Mr. Phillips found old Johnny Cash when he was high, high before he ever took those pills, and he's still too proud to die.."

KICK BAMA KICK posted:

Not really relevant to anything but I gotta say "One of These Days" is both one of my favorite DBT songs and the biggest example of why I'm glad they learned to mix guitars better after their first two albums. The second verse is nearly inaudible.

Yea, that song is really wrecked by the terrible recording. The lead guitar just needs to disappear altogether. Even through Southern Rock Opera the recordings really could have used a little extra production.

Bonzo
Mar 11, 2004



Fun Shoe

I just got done watching the new Mike Judge show, Tales from the Tour Bus. The episode on Blaze Foley was pretty good and might be my favorite.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=69YCXgVdyR4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KB_2CUj3y6Y

Frohike999
Oct 23, 2003


Bonzo posted:

I just got done watching the new Mike Judge show, Tales from the Tour Bus. The episode on Blaze Foley was pretty good and might be my favorite.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=69YCXgVdyR4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KB_2CUj3y6Y

Yeah this show is great! Started it for the Jerry Lee Lewis episode but really they're all really well done.

Lester Shy
May 1, 2002

Do The Brown Nose

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jDV2tJI3CMU

Not sure what to call this, but it's great and instrumental.

me your dad
Jul 25, 2006



Lester Shy posted:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jDV2tJI3CMU

Not sure what to call this, but it's great and instrumental.

I bet you'll like John Fahey.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ep3YHeYP1AM

Bonzo
Mar 11, 2004



Fun Shoe

It's not Christmas until I hear this .


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P37xPiRz1sg

Rough Lobster
May 27, 2009

Don't be such a squid, bro


Vienna Circlejerk posted:

Thank you for both of these! They are really great!

Salter Cane is from Brighton, England, and has a definite gothic country ballad style but with the addition of bouzouki.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ru83tfAEGE

Reminds me a bit of Nick Cave. I like it.

plz dont pull out
Sep 14, 2011




Somehow I'd gone my whole life without George Jones ever being on my radar. Seeing as how he has about a million albums listed on Spotify, could you guys tell me the essentials to get started and what else to check out after I get through those?

Bonzo
Mar 11, 2004



Fun Shoe

plz dont pull out posted:

Somehow I'd gone my whole life without George Jones ever being on my radar. Seeing as how he has about a million albums listed on Spotify, could you guys tell me the essentials to get started and what else to check out after I get through those?

I Am What I Am because it leads off with the song he's most famous for (and also one of the best country songs ever). This was also a bit of a comeback album for him. George didn't really develop is style until around the mid 60s and got better when he married and starting singing duets with Tammy Wynette.

I would just try the Best Of stuff and see what you like. IMHO his best albums are in the 90s but most fell under the radar because of Garth loving Brooks an Shania Twain.

One of my favorite songs I love to hear George sing is the duet with Patty Loveless. No one. NO one can harmonize or "slide" a note like George.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yLafPfvDl6M

BeastOfExmoor
Aug 19, 2003
"Mr. Phillips found old Johnny Cash when he was high, high before he ever took those pills, and he's still too proud to die.."

plz dont pull out posted:

Somehow I'd gone my whole life without George Jones ever being on my radar. Seeing as how he has about a million albums listed on Spotify, could you guys tell me the essentials to get started and what else to check out after I get through those?

The best Jones compilation I've found is called The Essential George Jones: The Spirit Of Country. Spotify has is, but it's missing a few songs including my favorite Jones song: A Good Year For The Roses. Apparently the original version of that song is completely absent from Spotify which is terrible.

With many of the golden-age country stars, albums aren't really the best place to start for their classic music. Country singles outsold albums until, I believe, the late 70s; long after albums had been in control of the rock and pop markets. Country albums in this era were often slapdash mix of succesful singles, covers of fairly contemporary material popularized by other artists, etc. There are a few exceptions (Gunfighters Ballads and Trail Songs and Songs for Rounders come to mind) but I don't think albums started to take hold until the more rock-oriented outlaw artists started releasing their classic material in the early 70s.

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Bonzo
Mar 11, 2004



Fun Shoe

The album he and Merle Haggard made in '06 is a great one.

The saddest thing I have seen or heard was during Jones' televised wake. Vince Gill and Patty Loveless came out to tell a few stories and Sang Go Rest High On That Mountain. Vince is doing everything he can to keep it together but when he sings the line, "Son, your work on Earth is done" he completely loses it and starts ugly crying right there on stage.

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